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Reminder that the presale for the show in Kentucky starts tomorrow at 9am local time.
Blast from the past youtube.com/watch?v=akSOdc…
@joey_visser Good catch, fixed! :)
@lukeramone It has literally been there since Boy in 1980. U2 has always been about politics. Nothing about them has changed in this respect
Is there a U2 song that mentions mice/mousetraps? Just set one, feel like some music for the mood. Oh, it’s a release trap, don’t worry
@lukeramone Really? Because it will be no different to them playing Bullet the Blue Sky in the 80s. This time it is Trump instead of Reagan.
@lukeramone You’ll want to avoid this tour then.
He also recited it in Spanish for the same album; alas that one does not seem to be uploaded.
Here’s a rarity most of you didn’t know of! youtube.com/watch?v=kk_OTU… Bono redid MOTD in 98 for the album Ni Un Paso Atras
If you hadn’t realized it, Matkin has been on a bit of a MOTD kick the last few days…
Throwback to when Edge played Mothers of the Disappeared on a charango. youtube.com/watch?v=FW4kHA…
Last two retweets by Matkin.
We try to stay apolitical most of the time, but those last two just had to be shared. Bullet the blue.
JaneCaro Hey America, awesome move. 1.5 million of you killed by guns since 1968 versus 5 killed by refugees, but you guys ban…..refugees!
@u2gator It’ll be that or Mothers of the Disappeared
“It’s the puppets, the puppets who pull the strings.”
@adammajorcsik and updated for today: “USA, Russia! Pyongyang, Tehran, Beijing. It’s the puppets, the puppets who pull the strings.”
Of course, you couldn’t get more political than this performance… youtube.com/watch?v=KuFMoW…
Anyone expecting U2 to remain apolitical during The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will be sorely disappointed youtube.com/watch?v=1ZBlT9…
ICYMI: some preliminary rumours about U2 coming to Australia and New Zealand: u2gigs.com/article1147.ht…
@AlexBarreto305 Now that would be perfect!
@adammajorcsik Eventim tickets have the photo and TM tickets not.
@jeffgatorscape …you don’t get the joke, do you?
@nzubok See the article linked in the tweet after that one.
@crwilson_84 As a former Wellington boy, I keep hoping and hoping they’ll play the Cake Tin one of these days.
@crwilson_84 Time for a comprehensive New Zealand tour! I for one want a show in Raumati Beach.
Here are those tasty but tenuous rumours about U2 touring Australia & New Zealand! Grab a grain of salt & read on. u2gigs.com/article1147.ht…
Hey, Aussie and Kiwi U2 fans, fancy some tasty but tenuous tour rumours? Because we’ll have some very shortly…
I’m done for now, but that was fun. I always enjoy taking the mick. Matkin. #AlternativeU2Facts
Nobody came. #AlternativeU2Facts
An invite to join the band Us2 was posted by Marry Lullen Sr. after showing up a week late to Larry’s tryout. #AlternativeU2Facts
Get on Your Boots was inspired by a text Bono got from Ali after he forgot to wear wellies one rainy day. It had a typo. #AlternativeU2Facts
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For is the most covered U2 song. #AlternativeU2Facts (Oops, this one is actually real!)
@atu2 That moment when you accidentally tweet from the wrong account! Thanks for the read though!
Summer Rain was written as a counterpoint to Beautiful Day. Larry wanted it to open side 2 of Pop. #AlternativeU2Facts
Axver’s highlight of the 360 tour was In A Little While. He loved it every night. EVERY. NIGHT. #AlternativeU2Facts
Two Hearts Beat as One was written as One Heart Beats For Two. Bono was inspired after discovering the Pushmi Pullyu. #AlternativeU2Facts
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses was originally about buffalo; the title was changed after the buffalo photobombed One. #AlternativeU2Facts
Hawkmoon 269 is the most-played U2 song, and was done four times sequentially at Glastonbury in 2009. #AlternativeU2Facts
@SVDCRacing It was a regular on Zoo TV and done every night on the first leg of the Vertigo Tour.
In God’s Country, Exit, and Trip Through Your Wires have never been performed in Latin America. #U2ComeToLatinAmerica
One Tree Hill has been played in Latin America just once. #U2ComeToLatinAmerica
Running to Stand Still has been played in Latin America just 4 times. All were in Mexico City in November 1992. #U2ComeToLatinAmerica
@autistic_pidge Woah, I thought you were younger than me! So you were alive when they last did Trip Through Your Wires too!
“… They felt they would get a result that they wouldn’t get in other places.” #U2ComeToLatinAmerica
“Bono felt that the South American audience had a passion that matched his Irish passion…” #U2ComeToLatinAmerica
U2 filmed U2 3D because that is where the most passionate and energetic fans outside Ireland are! #U2ComeToLatinAmerica
The last time U2 played Exit, I (Matkin) was five months old.
I stand corrected! twitter.com/nahuise/status…
It sounds like these #JT30 sales were pretty chaotic, like last week. More reports of success, but still more people locked out than usual.
2nd #JT30 shows in Amsterdam and Paris are sold out. Rome sounds like it nearly is. London 2 GAs shot out door, but some seats left.
@bibalukas a bit early to already give up.
Had a hard time not writing that Larry received 1st Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.
Seems I (Ax) forgot to write up Larry’s NAMM performance y’day. Coming! & thanks @Choose2Live for confirming Edge only played Pride today.
@Choose2Live No worries! I know that feeling - thought I got an awesome video at a recent gig, but guess what didn’t record, sigh.
@Choose2Live Great, thank you!
@Choose2Live Did he play on anything other than Pride? I’ve only seen mentions of Pride so far.
@adammajorcsik I thinks a bit too early to worry. It’s just a few days.
@markpeterboro I’ll see them in San Siro a few days before U2 JT30 hits Europe. 2nd time since 2006. /Matt
@azcat92 Good Q. I can’t recall what happened in past but think maybe not, on assumption most fans haven’t travelled to Northern Hemisphere.
@WTSHNN U2 FB page.
@winst0nw0lf Probably the same pattern we have in Europe. Next week same time as today’s sale.
General sales for North American #JT30 shows are happening today. Good luck to all trying for tickets! Should be extra gigs in LA, NY, etc.
Hey, Ax here. Thanks to Matt & everyone who sent in birthday wishes for my 30th. #JT30 helps make it a good year to turn 30 in.
@u2songs that’s actually a bad translation issue
Happy birthday to our setlistorian Ax! Same age now as this great album that keeps us busy these days. CU later this yr in Berlin. /Matt
It may be a typo. Though last tour there were some presales for bonus dates where the 2nd group got in same day but… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@harrykantas This is what I expect for Dublin.
@mikeday63 It says “finalise the European leg” though, suggesting not just no more shows in those cities, but no more shows on entire leg.
We’ve just made some light updates to our mainpage article on extra shows in light of U2com’s piece: u2gigs.com/article1143.ht…
@scottsteedman About an hour after 1st went on sale/sold out.
@mcconnot2 But yes, I am curious to see if they do stump up and have two stages, or just one.
@mcconnot2 With 16 (likely 20) North American shows and now 12+ European shows, it’s proving to not be all that short.
@mcconnot2 Past stadium tours have had such tight turnarounds - it’s not impossible!
@U2Changa Would be nice, but I don’t know if there was much substance to those rumours.
@U2Partygirl5 They can get permission for more. It’s 3 per year without needing to seek additional permissions from residents/council.
@jutotom Yes, think there’ll be presales. If code fully used, not reissued if subscription renewed, so yes would need totally diff account.
@magnushansson82 Yeah I’m a bit surprised they didn’t do a gig in Sweden to cover the Scandinavian markets.
Let’s be honest, U2 could sell out ten nights of #JT30 in Dublin. Just one Dublin show would be 1st time only 1 Dublin show since UF 1985!
Re: Dublin, simply don’t know if there will be a 2nd show yet. Rumours for both yes & no, stronger for no but I’d be surprised if so. #JT30
To recap: all Euro shows except Barcelona & Brussels sold out right now. Extra gigs confirmed in London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam. #JT30
Rome additional show July 16. https://t.co/6GxImcJZZD
@tony_a_rogers When in fact most of those people probably want GA! For me (Ax) it’s either GA or not go.
I suppose chaos was expected, but I’m seeing very few success stories and lots and lots of people shut out Dublin &… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
I didn’t expect to spend so much of the last night of my 20s refreshing Ticketbastard though. Now it’s time for a quiet beer.
Well, I (Ax) didn’t get through for London 1, but did for Berlin. I turn 30 tomorrow so it’s fitting I’ll be able to see this tour! #JT30
@bootcover I don’t think so, sorry, but not 100% sure. Think they don’t let people get new codes to stop some people buying 100 renewals.
@bootcover If you didn’t use the full presale allocation, yes.
Second Twickenham on July 9th via Livenation.
Second Paris show listed on Livenation site livenation.fr/artist/u2-tick… for 26th July.
@duuuaaaane Not if you used its full allocation, no.
@xabl Normally when it’s down to just that you get the “limited availability” warning though. Not yet. It’s been like this 45+ mins.
London claims there are tix for seated & standing - doesn’t even give “limited availability” warning - but nothing when i search. Maddening.
Barcelona tickets available from 3 sites. twitter.com/PalauSantJordi…
London and Dublin sales appear to be chaotic. I keep trying for London, which is not officially sold out yet, but nothing comes up. #JT30
>in Ticketmaster queue
>I Still Haven’t Found is playing
YES BONO I KNOW. #JT30
Less than 10 minutes until the European general sales begin and chaos hopefully doesn’t break out. Time to put on the Joshua Tree! #JT30
@MissFoot it’s general sale so I think only the per show limit is in place. It’s 4 or 6 for most shows.
@MissFoot I (Ax) thought presale limits were separate from general sale limits? But I might be wrong.
Today’s the day for European general sales. I (Ax) will be trying for London and Berlin. Good luck everyone! #JT30
@Kev_E_Connelly Why not get the tickets directly from TM? Any restrictions for US fans?
@NateU2 That’s an impressive list! I guess you crack the 100 easily this year :) /Matt
@leontalbot7 I can’t see an indication there that the second date will go on sale immediately. We will know in the next days. /Matt
@johnmatthews If you load your page now everything should be fine with the listing.
@johnmatthews Too keep the usual convention it has been changed to Foxborough. Thanks for the heads up!
@tobi01001 that was a bit chaotic. Only happened in Berlin if I remember right.
GA queue for Berlin startet:
#1 - Matt
Next roll call July 12th 1pm.
@tawny_cat CC only ticketing is bad for collectors. They should hand out ticket stubs after the show. That’s what they did in London I+E.
@adammajorcsik I think only a certain amount is available for the presales.
Vancouver GA tickets are also available at the moment for the Wires group. #U2JT30
Seattle GA also available right now! #U2JT30
@RichWright73 These are for Barcelona and you had the choice between print and shipping.
@jeffgatorscape They also had a shipping option.
To me it looks that TM.com is region locked.